Josephine Cowen died peacefully at home on Jan. 20, with loved ones by her side. She was 97.
Josephine was born on March 30, 1923. She was raised in Hingham and is a Hingham High School graduate. She married Kenneth Cowen on July 7, 1946, and they spent the next 50 years in Hull.
They had three children: Candace Cowen (deceased 1969), Kenneth Cowen Jr., and Jodi Cowen.
Josephine held multiple jobs, including as a telephone operator at the old phone company building on Nantasket Avenue; a long run at Richardson Insurance that she loved; and then almost 20 years as a Hull school bus driver (Mrs. C) with Ken and many other Hull friends.
The couple retired in the 1990s and, with some other retired Hull folks, moved to Florida, where they played bingo, frequented the local casinos, and enjoyed their well-deserved time. They moved back to Hull in 2010 when they needed more care. Ken passed away in 2013. Josephine enjoyed her time playing bingo, feeding “her” birds at Hull Gut, eating out, and generally being spoiled by everyone who loved her. She will be remembered as a feisty, funny, tough lady.
A Celebration of Life event will be scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the Anne Scully Senior Center in Hull.